National Philanthropy Day

Join us for National Philanthropy Day 2018!

Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

JW Marriott
235 Louis Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Arrival and Networking
11:30 a.m. – Program Begins


Member | $60
Non-Member | $75
Student | $35

Please note, this year’s event is longer than previous luncheons due to a full keynote address by our guest speaker, Dan Pallotta.

Dan Pallotta, Keynote Speaker
To view his famous 2013 TedTalk, click here. To view his bio, click here.

MEAL CHOICES (can indicate choice when purchasing tickets)

Salmon Selection
Slow Roasted Atlantic Salmon I Soft Polenta I Lemon Crème I Garlic Braised Spinach I Gluten Free

Chicken Selection
Herb Crusted Chicken I Barley Risotto I Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Vegan Selection
Crispy Chickpea Cake I Grilled Za’atar Spiced Vegetables I Harissa I Parsley and Preserved Lemon I Gluten Free


“National Philanthropy Day” Awardees Announced!

The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan (AFPWM) is pleased to announce our 2018 National Philanthropy Day (NPD) awardees who will be honored at our NPD luncheon on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI. Specific awardee details will be shared in an upcoming press release. Ticket sales begin Tuesday, August 28, 2018, and we will communicate details in the near future.


Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Vicki Weaver
Spectrum Health Foundation/Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation

West Michigan Chapter Award for Excellence in Fundraising
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

President’s Award
Louise “Punky” Edison

Emerging Nonprofit Development Professional Award
Stephanie Kerr-Cathey
Kids’ Food Basket, Muskegon

Outstanding Corporation, Foundation, or Community Organization Award
Lake Michigan Credit Union

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award
Veverly Austin
Girl, Get Your Fight Back and Rock The Runway

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Janean Couch and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Youth Grant Committee